Internet connection speed delivers vital links for rural customers in the Humboldt area


It can be a relative term, depending on your needs.

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When it comes to an Internet connection, consumers are always eager for the fastest possible service. For many, fast and reliable service is vital for streaming their favourite movies and shows, connecting with their workplace, or even video chatting with family and friends.

Those are all areas where Xplornet strives to deliver to its customers, specifically those in rural communities who are often left out of the latest and greatest online links.

“Xplornet’s mission is to reach those rural places, like Humboldt, and provide the fastest Internet connection speeds possible,” says Rhonda Adair, Xplornet district manager for Saskatchewan.

“Previously, the service in that area was only five to ten megabits per second. But we’ve now made a significant investment into restructuring our network throughout Saskatchewan, doubling the current speeds.”

In December of 2019, Xplornet amplified its service and began offering download speeds of up to 50 megabits per second, which made for a very healthy network. Ultimately, this meant delivering uninterrupted streaming content, fast connections to information, and robust support for video calling, all of which include unlimited data.

“For rural Internet users to be able to get up to 50 megabits per second is simply quite amazing,” Adair says. “Xplornet’s philosophy voices that everyone should have access to the online world.”

“And our customers are very happy because it gives them the capability to run more devices simultaneously, at a very high speed.”

“If you have five people in your home, you’re most likely using a minimum of eight wifi connections,” Adair adds. “You have cellphones, tablets, laptops, desktops, and even printers, all running off wifi. Many dislike the inconvenience of cables.”

As a result of the faster connection, customers can stream more and download more. Additionally, video gamers can play without interruption or buffering, even during peak hours.

This also provides work-from-home users with the confidence to make important online connections.

“Many users attempt to run large reports for working purposes, and for that, you need bandwidth,” Adair says. “Xplornet gives you that.”

Aside from the reliability a speedy Internet connection provides, the social connection it delivers is also important for many users.

“During these times, many families are attempting to connect through various platforms - Facebook Messenger, Zoom, or Skype - and these connections are successful as a result of the reliable connection speed we provide.”

For more information regarding how Xplornet can help you become connected, visit their website at or call 1-844-883-3811.

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